2016 Clare vintage high in quality and slightly higher in yields. A stress free 2015 winter allowed the vines to store extra nutrients for potentially better crops. Spring saw good rains and little frost, and advanced growing which lead to early harvest time with the right mix of vine stress without disease pressure. With just over 18 hectares, or around 43 acres, of Shiraz, our estate grown fruit shone in these conditions for a richness and concentration of flavour. Placed in older French barrels, and bottled with minimal filtration, the result is a true expression of Shiraz from the Clare Valley region.
Deep plum colour
Peppery hints overlay the ripe mulberry and plum aromas.
A sophisticated and savoury Shiraz with well balanced fruit sweetness and smooth tannins. Spicy, rich with a long finish.
Spicy tomato laden sauces, thick cut chargrilled steaks and cheeses of both soft and hard aged styles.
Mundus Vini Spring Tasting March 2020
no 2017 vintage.
MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2019 Germany
WINE SHOWCASE Magazine 2019
JANCIS ROBINSON Julia Harding MW 2019